Exh. Cat. Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, 2004, no. 177A
Christian Drentwett II, the son of Christian Drentwett I, was born in Augsburg in 1729. According to the directory of goldsmiths for 1766, Christian II became a master in 1754 and married Felicitas Nuber the same year. In 1780, the now widowed Drentwett II married again, this time to Anna Maria Widemann. He was elected chairman for the years 1784 to 1786, and Beschaumeister from 1787 to 1796. He died in 1801. He worked with his cousin Abraham Drentwett IV on a number of commissions, including the service ordered by Catherine the Great for the governments of Perm and Kharov.
minor dents to rim of cover, tiny nick and dents to body rim, a few scratches and pits inside body. General condition very good, lovely colour, marked on body & cover. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."